DEPARTMENT OF THE AIR FORCE
HEADQUARTERS AERONAUTICAL SYSTEMS CENTER (AFMC)
WRIGHT-PATTERSON AIR FORCE BASE, OHIO
24 June 2004
MEMORANDUM FOR US ARMY MSDDC/TEA
MTTE-DPE (Jennifer Napiecek)
720 Thimble Shoals Blvd Suite 130
Newport News VA 23606-2574
FROM: ASC/ENFC (ATTLA)
2530 Loop Road West
Wright Patterson AFB, OH 45433-7101
SUBJECT: Air Transport Approval of the Authorized Stockage List Mobility System (ASLMS)
1. The ASLMS consists of two separate ISO containers that join together to form a standard
military 8' x 8' x 20' unit. The smaller of the two containers is 8' x 8' x 8' and can be attached
to the larger 8' x 8' x 12' unit with Tandem Lock interconnectors. The ASLMS is herein
approved for airlift on USAF C-130, C-141, C-17, and C-5 aircraft with the following provisions:
a. The joined unit at 20' shall be palletized per standard procedures on a three-pallet train of
HCU-6/E 463L pallets joined on the 108-inch sides. If separated, the smaller 8' container
should be palletized on a single pallet and the larger 12' container should be palletized on
a two-pallet train. For airlift on C-130 aircraft, the containers shall be offset to one side of
the pallet base to provide an in-flight access aisle.
b. Alternatively, the separated ASLMS units may be loaded with an approved set of
mobilizers, and lowered for flight onto shoring on the aircraft floor. The bottom of the
ASLMS should not be placed in direct contact with the aircraft conveyor systems.
Shipping weight for the palletized 20' unit should not exceed 33,000 lbs. The individual
units should not exceed 12,500 for the 8' container and 20,500 lbs for the 12' container.
d. Containers shall be secured to the pallet tie down rings or aircraft floor as necessary to
achieve a minimum of 3 G forward & aft, 2 G up, and 1.5 G laterally using the ISO corner
fittings and forklift pockets as hard points. When joined together with the Tandem Lock
interconnectors, the 20' unit may be treated as one single item.
The shipper will certify that the contents of the containers as well as anything attached to the
container structure will withstand the above forces in addition to a potential 4.5 G download
Any hazardous materials shall be prepared and packaged IAW AFMAN 24-204(I). This memo
is not to be considered as approval to airlift hazardous materials, which must be granted
separately through AFMC LSO/LOT. The servicing aerial port can assist in this regard.
2. POC is the undersigned at DSN 785-2330 or (937) 255-2330.
cc: HQ AMC/A37V
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